Middle School team has season of growth

Submitted by Sophia Amon WHS Student Correspondent

Entering her 15th year as the Wetmore Middle School volleyball coach for Wetmore, Connie Hutfles only had two returners from last year’s team. This year’s team includes four eighth graders, three seventh graders and two sixth graders, which makes nine players out for volleyball this year.

This season, the team focused on serving percentage. The goal for A team was 90 percent, and the goal for B team was 80 percent. A team met their goal in many games; B team met their goal in one of their games.

There are several eighth grade super servers, meaning they didn’t miss a single serve the entire game.

According to the team’s quote of the season, “Teamwork divides the work and multiplies the success.”

“We had to learn to work together to be successful this season and found that often we were only as strong as our weakest link,” Hutfles said.

They ended the season with a 2-10 record.

Campbell Brown, eighth grade returner, has fond recollections of her time with the team.

“I am very glad about how our volleyball season went,” Brown said. “We may not have won a numerous amount of games, but how I look at it is that you never lose, you either win or you learn. I saw so much improvement from my classmates since our sixth grade year.”

“I have had so many memories with my amazing team, from playing Little Sally Walker before games to the lit bus rides home at night! These girls have made a huge impact in my life, and I love them all. I am sad that this season had to come to an end, but I am happily awaiting my high school volleyball career,” Brown said. “Hopefully, we can go to state in the next four years. My eighth grade volleyball season has been one for the books!”

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